Posted in Uncategorized, on 27 March 2015, by , 0 Comments

“De-mythologizing the making of films is essential in this day and age. I’m a cynical one at times – so I was surprised at just how much you helped pull the veil off the BS train. THANK YOU for your honesty and candor…having 2 days of unfettered guidance and frank illuminations from badass peers currently on the frontlines was wonderful. You are doing such a good thing!!!!” – Alicia J. Rose, filmmaker

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Posted in Uncategorized, on 31 December 2014, by , 0 Comments

At this time of the year, many of us reflect on the year that was and look forward to the year to come.

For me (and I’ll cut to the chase here): 2014 was all about the revealing of the truly corrupt and ugly nature of old power structures. The lesson was there in my professional life as I battled to finish my second film in a way that felt true and authentic to me. It was there in my home country of Scotland when they had a referendum for independence that was squashed by the conjoining of oil, financial, corporate and political powers all seeking to maintain the crooked status quo. It was there in the murder of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent decision by a grand jury not to indict the cop who killed him. It was there in the so-called “Torture Report”. It was there in the “sad and sickening” (-Ava DuVernay) leaked emails of the big guns of Sony. It was there in the statistics of how many women or people of color directed movies this year, essentially unchanged for thirty years.

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